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egyptian protesters stormed the headquarters of the ruling muslim brotherhood in cairo as millions take to the streets demanding president morsi renounce power by tuesday. european officials are up in arms over the sheer scale of washington spying against them as revealed in lead documents calling it a throwback to the cold war meanwhile venezuela hints of possible asylum for the man behind those revelations and were snowed in. and britain's biotech drive downing street urges you are to embrace g.m. food despite a wall of outrage from activist and health organizations who say politicians and corporations are treating consumers like guinea pigs.
what you are going to live from the russian capital i'm marina josh welcome to the program now protesters in egypt have stormed the headquarters of the muslim brotherhood and cairo ransacking the building and hurling furniture out of the windows that comes after some twenty million outrage citizens flooded sit is across the nation demanding the president step down by tuesday or face a mass rebellion artie's bill true reports from cairo on how the unrest has been developing. millions of egyptians came down to the streets in nationwide protest against president mohamed morsi on sunday the first anniversary of his term in office international news outlets actually said this could be the largest demonstration seen in the history of the gloves certainly in the capital at this march is stretched out it's watched the horizon as they descended on the free
square and the presidential palace the scenes of the free square and the presence of others behind me on sunday would largely peaceful however there was at the surgeons it binds to was the muslim brotherhood that had called to see the parts of the streets of the capital about five hundred people oppose a plea and came to the building and attacked it with mona talks and walks security forces with their pockets and to contain the violence firing tear gas canisters and this is led to reports that the for the president himself may have left the capital at the security reasons the spokesperson spoke on behalf of the presidency basis on the evening saying that gets the presidency to make mistakes would be very difficult to do it but called on the opposition to have dialogue this is unlikely to happen as opposition forces have already said in numerous statements that enough is enough they don't want to die you know they don't believe the president mohamed morsi is fit to who makes my protest with full force by law streets initiative as
a monolithic rebel who said they'd like to twenty two million signatures calling for the instant the prejudice they said that is too many homes in the country is a failing economy worsening fuel and water shortages at a y.c. rich prices as well as human rights abuses and he needs to resign now and they actually are reportedly i giving him a deadline to choose they fight the enemy saying he must resign by this is really a divided egypt and with two different sides and we're all going to back down meanwhile just a few kilometers away from the presidential palace where mass demonstrations were happening against the president those who support the present. ahmed morsi had that only demonstration paid for by the islamic and nines a coalition of islam is parties in support of the president and his organization the miss him but it's because of the president was democratically elected and therefore the only way to relieve him from office is through the elections this fall be a demonstration just to see the red line and slam the opposition forces including
tomorrow as being dogs and it just amidst these divisions increasing across the country and violence rising people think that this situation is not going to end anytime soon the worst is yet to come. neil clark who is a journalist focusing on the middle east things is in danger of plunging into civil war if president morsi insist on staying because it stay on the clear that the people had more than enough of it he's been a total disaster the year he speaks about he's broken every single progress that he that he made when he was elected and it's time for him to go if he doesn't go i think civil war could happen because you know people are extremely angry and they're angry about what happened in twenty eleven because they wanted radical change in twenty seven they didn't just want mubarak to be replaced by another pro u.s. western puppet i mean what's happened there hasn't been any real changes to the economy people are getting poor unemployment's going up and up and up and people want real change they're not going to be content with just another us student in cairo. now
still ahead syria is bracing itself for a flood of american weapons amid u.s. claims that deadly cargo will only be given to so-called moderate rebel fighters but critics warned they will just prolong the two your conflict and lead to even greater bloodshed. europe's reeling from revelations that its leaders and citizens have been targeted by u.s. wiretapping and mass surveillance that information was leaked to the german media and apparently came from whistleblower edward snowden officials have compared the spying to that of a cold war except that this time washington is targeting its closest allies well for more on this let's now talk to liz a fellow who is a producer at our video agency in berlin roughly lisa thank you so much for joining us well you are in germany so tell us what was their reaction there how did this revelation go down with german officials. well it's
quite an extraordinary morning here in berlin the latest developments in this whole n.s.a. scandal which were released over the weekend by the german newspaper the spiegel revealed that over half a billion communications of german citizens are attacked each month by british and u.s. intelligence services so today the german federal prosecutor's offices has announced that it is going to bring charges against the u.s. and british intelligence services in this scandal is being described in the headlines here as a threat to transact relationship which obviously is generally perceived as a very start solid relationship obviously both germany and the united states have many interests tied up together economic military etc but germany at the moment is really livid from these latest revelations just last week justice ministry was demanding an explanation from the british from d.c.
hates q over the first round of allegations or revelations from the leaks whistleblower edward snowden. h.q. was extensively spying on citizens and they were demanding an explanation adults it doesn't seem like they got very much from the british and so that already strained relationship that was developing has now just been hit with another blow over over the weekend and later today the british embassy is expected to invite. officials to the embassy to host a video conference with the british foreign office where it's expected that very tough questions are going to be arsed today or at least thanks so much indeed for bringing us the subject there's a film there now the sheer scope of american surveillance against europe has prompted and was to look for motives was one intelligence expert saying it's all
about money. this is spying for economical reasons mainly it is economical espionage as a maid seem to feel national secrets from companies to destroy jobs and to import jobs to their own countries so what the americans like to do is to destroy jobs in countries like germany and countries like france that is the reality of what we do with the public is just to say hello it is the chinese to spy for economical reasons it's a russian it is sells kill radio or whatever it reality of the biggest enemy are the united states is the united kingdom so it's elyse spying against allowance. while the fate of the fugitive also blower and word snowden may be decided today moscow where venezuelan president nicolas maduro is attending a gas summit the leader of the world's most oil rich nation has hinted that if now
the request said he could be given asylum by a caracas artie's has a story. edward snowden has already asked ecuador for political asylum and they're currently reviewing the request but there's speculation that the question is still far from having been decided so the second or so already granted political asylum to julian songe and it seems this whole story around edward snowden is creating even more problems for the relations between ecuador and the united states. that the n.s.a. may have started intercepting ecuadorian government telecommunications after the full story would know them and apparently the country is under a lot of pressure right now from washington when it comes to venezuela it's a recently elected president nicolas maduro who's attending this major gas suppliers conference in the moscow he personally said that there's
a great chance that snowden could get political asylum in his country if he officially asked for it now the former n.s.a. contractor himself is believed to be in the russian capital few arrived to the transit zone airport around a week ago from hong kong with an invalid american passport and the u.s. asking for. well there goes my door will be joining the leaders of some of the world's top gas producing nations in moscow today looking at ways to keep global angy supply stable. coordinated projects to balance supply and demand will figure halleluiah the summit at a time when the controversial practice of hydraulic fracking is upsetting markets and the environment hard is capable beam will have more and at little later.
welcome back you're watching our teeth now britain is calling on the e.u. to ease its died regulations on genetically modified food where the country's environment secretary saying g.m. farming is actually safer than many of the alternative. well the government once the widespread caution towards g.m. agriculture to be reassessed by the prime minister has stopped short of saying it such products himself was not take a look at why biotech foods are so controversial. well g.m. crops such as corn and rice spread through the food chain of cattle and and up in our daily products around ninety percent of all biotech seeds are
owned by the american multinational month santo which is causing global conover see with its monopoly strategy the company is accused of stifling small businesses and driving farmers to ruin that economic backlash is combined with growing fears over the health implications of biotech food and g.m. activists are raising the alarm and they warn of side effects ranging from simple allergies to devastating immune problems but environmental groups including greenpeace are playing down those claims and they say it's too early to say whether the doctor crops are good or bad but stress the dangers of experimenting on consumers well more on this from artie's polly boyo. it's controversial but britain's environment secretary says that the public should embrace genetically modified food is a hard sell the campaign is say it's dangerous to human health whereas the scientific community supports the technology and if it is a safe as they and the government are sure it is and the argument for g.m.
food is quite compelling it would allow families to grow crops in tough conditions and thus help to feed hungry mouths around the world the u.s. and brazil already must have produces of the stuff the british government says the u.k. shouldn't be getting left behind let's talk more about this i'm joined by dr robert he's the founder of the alliance for natural health which campaigns against g.m. foods talked of attack there are a billion hungry mouths in the world and red being told that this technology is safe shouldn't we embrace it in that case well if you look at all the real developments in raising deals it hasn't actually occurred through g.m. it's because for conventional breeding practices some of the greatest success stories even in the last five years have been related to traditional propagation techniques we've got to remember that the safety issues divided between both health effects and environmental effects and we know that the european authorities have probably one of the most comprehensive evaluation systems compared with other parts
of the world but only two crops have actually gone through the net for cultivation over fifty have been approved for consumption but of course the majority of it is given to animals and not to humans what are the risks in this case how is it dangerous to human health people use the fact that there's been a lot of g.m. produced of course a large amount of it going to animals but the u.s. population has been eating a lot of g.m. corn of a lot of g.m. soy and they say well we can't see the effect we believe looking at humans as guinea pigs is not a great way of doing it because technically given the fact that we're only looking at really one or two generations of exposure why is the government so keen to develop this technology in that case and who would be bent. saying from it if they did well of course there are about a half a dozen companies that are the key players in this areas of which monsanto is the biggest and they've been putting huge pressure on governments and of course if you look at the concerns that for example the four hundred scientists involved in the
big un study i stopped that was released in two thousand and eight that said g.m. has no role to play in feeding the poverty in the developing world there were also saying that the biggest problem is concentrating the agricultural resources and particularly seed supply in the hands of a few companies and these companies have a lot of sway with the major governments in the world including the u.k. government many thanks for your comments was one environmental group said the british government's attempt to get g.m. food back on the menu is like flogging a dead horse and despite any of the scientific arguments for it one thing that you can tell you with is that g.m. food just doesn't have a good reputation a survey last month showed that only twenty one percent of the u.k. population supports the technology. artsy london and if you read more about this story on our website of course where there is plenty more to catch up on including human rights watch said it's science on saudi arabia the organization urges the
country to keep it off the internet after a jailed seven people for inciting protests on facebook. and and the military buildup on the korean peninsula as the north is reported to be beefing up its troops on the border war and at r.t. dot com. please speak to language. programs in documentaries in arabic in school here. reporting from the world talks about fifty yards he interviews intriguing story to tell you. the true. arabic. visits are a big don't know it's called. now the u.s. claims it has found a way to make sure the arms and sands to the rebels in syria won't fall into the wrong hands this comes after leaked reports from the cia that it's about to start
finally in having weapons to rebel fighters but is going to check on their reports there is concern within the us political establishment that extremist groups could be the ones to benefit. as war torn syria braces for an influx of u.s. arms some u.s. politicians ask whether president obama has carried out background checks on syrian rebels before giving them weapons this is a tweet from senator ted cruz and it's a snarky comment given president obama's push for more stringent rules for gun it was a sham here in the united states as well flooding syria with weapons the administration's standards may be quite different from those applied at home the obama administration claims it's familiar with the backgrounds of those the u.s. is arming in syria there are greater guarantees now that the weapons are being transferred to moderates and to directly the syrian opposition but many ask how do
you determine degrees of moderate amid a bloody civil war where the opposition fight is riddled with horrifying executions scenes like the inevitable what happens is that. the more radical elements will have access to these weapons and that's and there's really no foolproof way of insuring against them the fear is that the libyan scenario is being set in motion again this time in syria. as a result of both the u.s. and nato intervention in libya the unleashing of a massive cache of weapons from libya both weapons that came from the west as well as weapons that were part of kentucky's caches and then made their way across the borders into money to actually create havoc not only in mali put throughout the region u.s. politicians ability to do background checks on those who they backed has been compromised a number of times in the past whether it was with osama bin laden or with syrian
kidnappers and criminals in senator mccain's photo album his office later issued a statement saying the senator did not know the rebels by their names when he agreed to take a photo with them it shows the utter confusion and. inability to determine who the good guys or good the bad guys are the obama administration claims that it decided to flood syria with more weapons because the u.s. has evidence that the syrian government has used chemical weapons the u.n. in the meantime says it has no proof as to who used chemical weapons in syria there are indications that chemical weapons went to turkey and into the hands of the almost from the united states in terms of looking at that you don't hear you hear people when the u.s. does agree with this one group in syria almost terrorist organization the rest of the syrian opposition criticize the u.s. for that that washington reversed its decision they were thankful to all those for its insistence in fighting on their side and keeping that in mind one should ask
are there any guarantees that those getting u.s. weapons in syria now will share america's values in washington i'm going to check out. now let's take a look at some other stories from around the world has become the twenty eight member of the european union sparking celebrations across the country the formerly war torn state has gone through several years of tough and sometimes unpopular economic reforms to become a part of the e.u. but now facing its fifth year of recession and was one of five people out of work there are widespread public doubts over whether this new status will actually bring benefits. in brazil police have clashed with protesters angry of cuts to public services and a large amount of money being spent on sporting events thousands crowded outside a stadium where the national football team defeated spain in the confederations cup final that tournaments has been overshadowed by ongoing protests that have brought
hundreds of thousands of people out into the streets over the last two weeks. and at least nineteen firefighters have been confirmed dead after battling a wildfire that's been raging for the past three days in the u.s. state of arizona the blaze has devastated the small town of yarnell damaging buildings and forcing residents to evacuated it's believed to have started with a lightning strike in a forest of flames then spreading quickly and high winds. well the world's biggest gas producers both nations and corporations are gathering in moscow to sift through the challenges facing the industry among them our financial troubles new technology and fracking and environmentally risky practice that's been embraced by us and firms are just capable being reports on the order of the day.
what is going to be there on the agenda of course and just looking at the topics that i just read i mean it's going to be a busy busy busy time for all of their leaders are coming to this meeting tell us more absolutely will as you alluded to just there it's all about the economics of really driving to mons in these times of economic we're also going to talk about new technologies shale gas you know it's a big topic at the moment for a time indeed as well as what with the environment how to protect it as well as produce oil and gas at the same time so a lot to be chatting about marina of course well you just mentioned shale gas and as one of the hot topics there so tell us about the countries that will be attending that we've got some some big players we're going to have cats are wrong nigeria but this way we've got egypt coming into town to moscow we've also got the lead as you say of venezuela joining us here today as well as the leader of iran. and if you're not just here in the blue on the map these are the member states
right here in the orange you've got we have got the likes of norway just up there you've got iraq as well and all together with the blue in the orange. and you got sixty two percent of the world's natural gas resources so they've got the dominance at the moment but it's all about keeping that dominance absolutely well as we see those are the countries where the rich natural resources and the topics that they will be discussing are very important of course so what do we expect to come out of this gathering then well i suspect the show gas will be on top of the agenda right here because we know that it's taken the gas market in america by storm and at the moment so much so they've got a supply that means that prices a fairly low in america right now actually in europe begin to pay five times more and that's why the u.s. the thinking let's get our gas over there and make some serious money but they're also concerned to do we show gas in the process which we're looking at right here if i'm glad i'm a putin the president of russia has flagged up the fact that the water can get
contaminated the groundwater and as well as that it is more expensive to produce than a natural gas and he has the energy companies here in russia to rise to the challenge of gas and he really doesn't like the idea that russia slept through this shell gas b. which he has been accused of doing so i would imagine he's going to be really urging the participants here in moscow today to do exactly that rise to the challenge marina katie thanks very much indeed for talking us through what's on the agenda of this gathering of gas rich nations that was capable beam there talking to us and up next hour to invite you to an unconventional form of theater stay with us to find out. south carolina is playing around with the idea of using shame plates which are
license plates that can display special messages the department of motor vehicles would have complete access to all these plates and be able to display text on them like suspended uninsured amber alert or stolen you know i actually don't mind the idea of using shame as a punishment i guess it could be a real deterrent to have drunken loser written over the license plate of someone who drinks and drives in fact drugged driving plates have been in place in some states for a while but the problem is that more often than not shame penalties aren't the punishment for a crime but just a bonus one in my native ohio you can go to jail for three to thirty days and have your license suspended for one or three years for driving which is a brutal punishment in a country where everyone drives to work you see people are already punished for drunk driving and in america when you pay your debt to society i.e. you get out of jail you're supposed to have a clean slate but the bonus license plate suspension and possible punishment plates make this a triple sentence ignoring the fact that the government will be able to practically
display words on your person like a brand on cattle is bad enough but multiple punishments for the same crime seems like a bit of a she think to me but that's just my opinion. from . the business and the play is called two arrows. it's about a tribe that lives somewhere separately. in a jungle. just like us they love and
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